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Tolls to Rise on New Jersey Roads

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Tolls are going up on New Jersey's two main highways. Starting Monday, the cost of an average 22-mile trip on the New Jersey Turnpike will rise from $1.25 to $1.70. One-way tolls on the Garden State Parkway will go from 35 to 50 cents. Electronic ...

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Brooklyn Lubavitchers in Mourning After Mumbai Attacks

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Members of the Crown Heights-based Chabad Lubavitch movement are mourning three New Yorkers who were among six people slain during the attack on the orthodox Jewish group's Mumbai center. Marc Garber reports.

REPORTER: The sound of prayers being sung in Hebrew, at Chabad Lubavitch center in ...

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Great Organ Returns to St. John the Divine

Friday, November 28, 2008

After seven years, the Great Organ at St. John the Divine Cathedral is back. The 118-stop pipe organ was damaged by smoke in a 2001 fire that destroyed parts of the cathedral. Eric Johnson managed the restoration of the 97-year-old organ.

JOHNSON: Since the end of ...

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Tips for NJ Residents Facing Foreclosure

Friday, November 28, 2008

New York officials say foreclosures have slowed a bit thanks to changes in state law that give homeowners some breathing room.

Meanwhile in New Jersey the foreclosure rate has jumped dramatically. Nowhere has it been more evident than in Paterson, where the City now has well ...

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411: The Economics of Fun & Games

Friday, November 28, 2008

Jerry Storch, CEO of Toys R Us, on weathering the recession.

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Crown Heights Mourns Loss of Brooklyn Rabbi

Friday, November 28, 2008

An Orthodox Jewish community in Crown Heights is mourning the deaths of a young Brooklyn rabbi and his wife in the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, saying it's a big loss. Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice chairman of educational services for the Chabad Lubavitch Movement, ...

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R Toys Recession Proof?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Department stores will be watching the numbers closely today. The day after Thanksgiving has historically been the busiest shopping day of the year. It's called Black Friday because it's when US stores go into the black, or turn a profit, with major sales. Jerry Storch ...

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Early Bird Shoppers Trample Wal Mart Employee

Friday, November 28, 2008

A rush for bargains at a Wal Mart on Long Island turned into a deadly stampede early today. Nassau county police say a 34-year-old employee was knocked down when he opened the doors of the store at 5 AM for about 2,000 impatient customers. Detective ...

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Black Friday a Boon for Traffic Cops

Friday, November 28, 2008

There's no holiday for parking rules on this day after Thanksgiving. An analysis of a year's worth of tickets by the New York Times found traffic agents issued more than 41,000 citations on Black Friday, almost double the daily average. Under Mayor Bloomberg, the number ...

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Mumbai Jewish Hostages

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A New York-based Jewish group is asking its members to pray for a rabbi and his wife, following a terrorist attack on one of their offices in Mumbai, India. Chabad Lubavitch says Rabbi Gabriel Holtzberg and his wife, Rivka, were held hostage in Mumbai.

The Associated ...

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New Yorkers React to Mumbai Attack

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hundreds of Indian-Americans crowded into a Hindu temple in Queens for a prayer service for those killed or wounded by Islamic extremists in Mumbai.

One worshipper, Ram Mohan had some hard words for the Indian government, saying officials there needed to get their priorities straight in ...

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Schumer Calls For Food Aid

Thursday, November 27, 2008

While it's Thanksgiving, not everyone is feasting today. Local food banks say they ran low on provisions this week. As the economy continues to sink, more people are requesting help and fewer are making donations.

REPORTER: Senator Charles Schumer says the stimulus package Congress is drafting ...

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Millions Watch Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Organizers of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade say more than one million people came out to watch the parade, with another 50 million watching on television.

Tommy Rudder was one of the revelers along the 2.5 mile route, from 77th Street and Central Park West to ...

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Bloomberg Attends Prayer Service for Mumbai Victims

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A somber prayer service was held at a Hindu temple in Queens for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

More than 300 men, women and children packed into an auditorium today at the Hindu Temple Society of North America to chant mantras.

Mayor Bloomberg and ...

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Problem Children

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A film series devoted to demonic children – just in time for the holidays. That’s what the Film Society of Lincoln Center has on tap for this Thanksgiving weekend. It’s a series called "Problem Child" and it features films like The Exorcist, The Omen and ...

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Providers at Food Pantries Look to State for Aid

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Emergency food providers say they're still holding out hope that Gov. Paterson will increase welfare benefits as more people show up hungry. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

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Congressional Committee Investigates Spitzer Case

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It had been the stuff of Internet conspiracy theories, but now a congressional committee is looking into whether former Governor Eliot Spitzer may have been targeted by federal agents in the prostitution investigation that forced his resignation. WNYC's Isaac-Davy Aronson has more.

REPORTER: Members of the ...

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NYers Shop for Food at Union Square Market

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Yorkers flocked to the Union Square market today to gather provisions for the big day.

REPORTER: Jan Sweeney brought her own shopping bag and was filling it on her way to work.

SWEENEY: Bought a turkey, I bought 4 pies, I bought broccoli .... we're having ...

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411: Doubleday Doubles Down, Random House Reduces

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

How New York Publishers are coping with the financial turmoil.

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NJ Officials Scramble With Spike in Foreclosures

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

In New Jersey, the spike in foreclosures has officials scrambling to deal with what often comes next - abandonment and worse. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: Paterson Mayor Jose Torres says having well over 2,000 properties in foreclosure undermines his city in several ways.

TORRES: Increase of ...

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